Bowls for Backpacks

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011 Time: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Fairbury Community Food Backpack Program continues to provide backpacks filled with food (enough for 3-4 meals) to hungry families and their children each week during the school year.  Generous support from individuals, churches and community organizations continues to allow the program to serve hungry children and families in Fairbury.

     Our third annual “Bowls for Backpacks” fundraiser event is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd (3:30-7:30) at the Fairbury High School Commons (during the home basketball games with Fillmore Central)! 

     Each year, attendees have had the opportunity to enjoy a tasty selection of homemade soups prepared and donated by local individuals, service clubs, churches, youth groups and businesses.  Attendees also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite soup with the winners receiving the prestigious “Golden Ladle” award!  An auction will be held during the event offering everyone a chance to bid on their favorite recipes! 

     To ensure success of our Bowls for Backpacks event, WE NEED YOU!!!  Our fun and unique fundraising event depends on volunteers like you to prepare your favorite soup to share with our community supporters.  Please consider this opportunity!  Here are the details – 1) Pick your favorite soup recipe; 2) Contact Jeremy Christiansen to confirm participation; 3) Send in your recipe for program printing and auction; 4) Plan to prepare enough soup to fill a large roaster/18 quarts; 5) On December 3rd, bring prepared soup to the High School kitchen by 3:30 pm [at least partially heated; additional portions may be stored and heated in the kitchen]; 6) Provide a soup server for the entire serving time period [4:00-7:30].  Paper products (bowls, napkins, cups and spoons) are provided.

     If you’re not a soup maker but would still like to support the Bowls for Backpacks event, we also need volunteers and donations for the following:  provide crackers, butter/margarine, cookies/desserts; assist with set up, table clearing and clean up. 

     For more information or to reserve a table for your soup at the Bowls for Backpack event, please contact Jeremy Christiansen(729-2418 or


Jeremy Christiansen
Central Elementary School Principal
Director of Curriculum & Learning
Fairbury Public Schools
808 F Street
Fairbury, NE 68352

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